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The Ultimate Guide to Performance Testing and Software Testing: Testing Types, Performance Testing Steps, Best Practices, and More By Angela Stringfellow Performance testing is a form of software testing that focuses on how a system running the system performs under a particular load. This is not about finding software bugs or defects. Performance testing measures according to benchmarks and standards. Performance testing should give developers the diagnostic information they need to eliminate bottlenecks. Types of performance testing for software To understand how software will perform on users' systems, there different types of performance tests that can be applied during software testing. This is non-functional testing, which is designed to determine the readiness of a system. (Functional testing focuses on individual functions of software.) Image credit MindsMappe... (more)

Yung Chou Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @Azure @YungChou #Serverless #DevOps #Jenkins #Github #Docker

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Yung Chou joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Yung Chou is a Principal Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, a division of Insight. In his IT career, he has worked closely with customers and communities in various capacities including application development, technical support, solution sales, IT management and technology evangelism. Recently he has focused on hybrid cloud, IaaS solutions and emerging cloud technologies with strong interests in containers, IoT and Machine Learning. From Zero to a CI/CD Pipeline with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure in 60 minutes CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes ... (more)

Continuous Testing vs Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit @Tricentis @AAkela #Serverless #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Continuous Testing versus Test Automation: What's the Difference? Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed-increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. In his session at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Vice President of Product Marketing at Tricentis, discussed why and how continuous testing is different from traditional test automation. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will learn: The three main differences betwe... (more)

The Business Drivers for #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CAinc @Aruna13 #ContinuousDelivery

"CA has been doing a lot of things in the area of DevOps. Now we have a complete set of tool sets in order to enable customers to go all the way from planning to development to testing down to release into the operations," explained Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Succe... (more)

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 By Akshita Puram The Toyota Production System, a world-renowned production system is based on the "complete elimination of all waste". The "Toyota Way", grounded on continuous improvement dates to the 1860s. The methodology is widely proven to be successful yet there are still industries within and tangential to manufacturing struggling to adopt its core principles: Jidoka: a process should stop when an issue is identified prevents releasing defective products Just-in-Time: each process produces only what is needed for the next process in the continuous flow The QA Manager Struggle Similar to Toyota Production System's primary focus on continuous improvement, quality assurance teams are rethinking their testing processes and tooling in order to empower their teams to move toward faster, more reliable, and higher quality softwa... (more)

Test Environment Management | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Why Treating Test Management and Test Environment Management Separately Is Killing Your Efficiency By Alon Inditzky Imagine that you have hundreds of development, testing, and operations teams spread across the globe that rely on each other to execute software testing. You have 245 test environments and you release to pre-production several times a day and deploy to production once a week. How do you manage all the software tests, test data, and test environments? Traditionally, the answer would be to fill out spreadsheets or siloed tools, send emails, and hope that everything and everyone is ready at each stage of the software testing lifecycle (STLC). But this often doesn’t work well. Requirements change and not everyone gets notified or reads email updates. Test environments aren’t ready or available when they need to be. Further, a host of other challenges stand ... (more)

[session] @YahooGemini Test Automation | @CloudExpo #DevOps #AI #ML #DX

Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation Gemini is Yahoo's native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences - both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) - it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jenny Hung, E2E Engineer Manager at Yahoo Gemini, Haoran Zhao, Software Engineer at Oath Gemini, and Lin Zhang, Software Engineer at Oath (Yahoo), will describe the technical challenges and the principles we followed to build a reliable and scalable test automation infrastructure across desktop... (more)

Five Reasons to Shift Your Focus from Coding to Testing | @DevOpsSummit #DX #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Five Reasons to Shift Your Focus from Coding to Testing Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven't kept pace with your investments in coding, you'll lose. Here's why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks. It doesn't matter how fast you code if you can't test that code just as quickly. And test you must - early and often - because no one can risk releasing code into production without first thoroughly determining whether it does what it's supposed to do. Continuous Testing helps you ensure that the right functional testing is performed ... (more)

Effective Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

Ten Tips for an Effective Monitoring Strategy By Dawn Parzych This is the second blog in a series of three in which I expand on some of the points raised in O’Reilly Media’s DevOps for Media & Entertainment report. The first post covered the two essential aspects of DevOps that are often overlooked: communication and empathy. Today, we dive into a more technical topic – monitoring. Monitoring is essential. It tells you if your service is up, down, fast, slow, and functioning as designed. When something inevitably breaks, a monitoring tool can notify you via alerts and help diagnose the problem. An effective monitoring strategy can allow organizations to reap significant benefits including: Protecting revenue, brand, and security Identification of issues before customers are impacted Creating feedback loops and stability Gathering information on usage and usability ... (more)

Debunking the OSLC Link-Only Myth | @DevOpsSummit #API #Agile #DevOps

Most large organizations require dozens and sometimes hundreds of specialized software tools to manage the lifecycle of the physical products or software applications they create. It isn't hard to imagine the monumental waste these organizations incur in attempting to manually coordinate the efforts of the teams that use these many disparate tools to create a single product. Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is an open community for creating specifications for integrating lifecycle activities across tools to address this problem. Now imagine how much more happy and productive an organization would be if all those tools could integrate via standard interfaces. In broad strokes, this is the goal of the OSLC community. The technical foundation for OSLC is based on the W3C Linked Data method of publishing and accessing information and inspired by how the W... (more)

More DevOps Stories Than All Others Combined By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. @DevOpsSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here DevOps Journal is focused on this essential enterprise IT topic and brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT ... (more)